The TSC will immediately implement new quarantine protocols issued by Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Health. In that order, the state allows schools to end close contact quarantines if everyone in the classroom or on the bus is wearing a mask. Here are some specifics:
- Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are still required to isolate.
- Schools with mask requirements, like ours, do not have to quarantine students, teachers and staff who are close contacts and aren’t showing symptoms of COVID-19.
- Close contacts within three feet of a positive case will be notified to monitor for symptoms for 14 days, but will not be required to quarantine.
- Quarantines may be required if an individual has had close contact when the positive person and/or the close contacts are not wearing masks, such as during lunch.
We know our students learn best with in-person instruction. We are hopeful these changes will minimize learning disruptions and keep more students in the classroom where they can receive additional support to stay on track and meet their academic and social-emotional needs. We appreciate continued support and understanding from our students, staff, families and community as we continue to navigate the pandemic challenges.